Since 1976, Oaktree Engraving & Monuments has provided custom headstone service in Bloomington. We are a compassionate family-owned and operated headstone provider with top-notch customer service and quality craftsmanship.
Work with Oaktree Engraving & Monuments to get a custom headstone at an affordable price. We will help you choose the headstone material, color, shape, and size. We provide custom engraved headstone designs, etchings, and porcelain pictures.
Cemetery headstones come in a variety of materials. The most common material for a grave marker is stone. There are metal grave markers, too.
Granite headstones not only look traditional, but they are also durable. Oaktree Engraving & Monuments offers customers granite headstone and bronze headstone options.
Headstone companies offer a variety of headstone colors. Oaktree Engraving & Monuments offers over ten different options for granite colors. Choosing a unique color will help you easily identify the gravesite you are looking for. You can choose from granite in shades of red, blue, green, black, and gray.
Headstones come in a variety of styles and shapes. The two main types of custom headstones are in-ground headstones and upright headstones. In-ground custom headstones in Bloomington are usually rectangular.
Upright memorial headstones are made up of two pieces. The first piece is the base and the second piece is the die. Bases are rectangular but the die comes in many different shapes. The shape you choose for the grave marker can be rectangular, square, oval, or teardrop. Edges of the die can be squared off, rounded, or left unfinished.
Our custom grave marker service in Bloomington allows customers to order a custom-cut headstone shape. Specialty shapes include hearts, crosses, obelisks, double grave headstones, and more.
A headstone provider can provide you with pre-cut, standard sizes for cemetery headstones. Oaktree Engraving & Monuments custom cuts headstone designs so you get the exact size you want.
In-ground headstones vary in size. The most common size is a 24” by 12” stone; however, we are able to cut different dimensions with our custom gravestone service. Upright headstones vary in size depending on which shape you choose. It is common to order a headstone that is 20” to 30” long and 20” to 48” tall.
The size of the headstone you choose will depend on what you want your headstone company to engrave on the face of the headstone.
Our headstone service will help you decide on what to have engraved on the grave marker. Flat in-ground headstones usually have the name, birth date, and death date of the deceased engraved on them. It’s possible to have your headstone provider engrave additional designs and information on the headstone.
At Oaktree Engraving & Monuments’ headstone service, we suggest writing and engraving a meaningful epitaph. The epitaph includes words and phrases on how your loved one will be remembered.
Our graver marker service near you can complete a variety of engravings that make each headstone personalized and unique. Here are some examples of custom engravings we have completed for our customers:
- Life roles (mother, father, daughter, son, etc.)
- Military roles (veteran status, honors, branch of service)
- Career roles (teacher, police officer, mayor, etc.)
Quotes & Sayings
- Bible verse or prayer
- Song lyric
- Favorite quote
- Beloved saying
In addition to engravings, Oaktree Engraving & Monuments can help you with headstone etchings. Headstone etchings don’t cut as deep in the stone as an engraving does. Etchings can be more detailed than engravings. Here are some examples of scenery and pictures we have etched on grave markers:
- Mountain or forest scene
- Ocean or lake landscape
- Religious images
- Handprints or footprints
- Portrait with or without added angel wings
- Icons of favorite things (pets, hobbies, etc)
Porcelain pictures are common additions to grave markers. To make the porcelain picture, we take a copy of the picture and print it on ceramic tile with fade-resistant ink. You can choose a color picture or one that’s black and white. The picture you choose should be crisp with high resolution for the best results.
Many people choose to add decorations to the base of the headstone, too. It is common to add a vase or potted plant holder so you have somewhere to put flowers or plants when you visit the gravesite. You can also choose to have a custom statue made to sit at the base of the headstone. These decorations are not required, but they provide the gravesite with added beauty and comfort.
In addition to grave markers, Oaktree Engraving & Monuments can design and create monument headstones and memorial monuments. You can commission a monument for private display, like a statue or bench.
Our Bloomington headstone monument service has worked with city departments to create monuments for public display.
If you’re searching for a local headstone company near you to help you with a private monument or monument headstone, look no further than Oaktree Engraving & Monuments.
When you need a custom headstone in Bloomington, choose Oaktree Engraving & Monuments. We have over 40 years of dedicated experience in creating custom grave markers. Contact us today for a private consultation to order a headstone.
Our Bloomington headstone service was created to help make choosing and designing a custom grave marker that honors your loved one. Our caring and compassionate customer service team will answer any questions you have from design to creation to gravesite placement.